Sweating Over Comparisons!💦

For our fourth sessions at Swift, 2nd graders discussed comparisons. Many students already understood that when comparing two things, we look for how those things are similar. We looked at poems written by students, who had compared things like anger to a thunderstorm, and black ink to midnight. We discussed different ways to compare things, such as by their size, color, shape, texture, feeling, or idea.  When it was time to brainstorm our own ideas, we realized how much effort it sometimes takes to become awake to comparisons, and create something new💦!

Ms. Urquiza
2nd Grade

My smile is like a banana.
My eyes are like two spheres.
The sun is like a face.
– Alan B.

Stars in the sky are like fireflies.
– Suhash S.

The sun is like a lava ball.
– Sumin K.

Trees are like reindeer with wooden sticks on their head.
My shoes are like the boats in the water.
– Ayza U.

The sun is like a shimmer in the sky.
– Giovanna H.

My smile is like a heart-shaped necklace.
– Sirisha A.

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

The clock is like the moon, or the letter “O.”
My shoes are like comfy clouds floating in the air.
My eyes are like green emeralds.
Avani R.

A snowman’s eyes can be like 2 stars.
My smile is like a magical world.
My shoes are like big pockets.
Evlin A.

A snowman’s body is shaped like 3 moons.
Trees are like tall pencils.
Jose R.

Your skin is smooth like a piece of paper.
Vicky B.
(With or without lines!
added Ms. Amato)

A rock is like a moon on the floor.
Trees are like a scarecrow in place.
Delphina O.

A chair is like a pacman with long legs.
Aries S.

A pizza slice is like a slice of pie.
Jennessy Q.

My smile is like an upside down rainbow.
Moyo F.

Trees are like an oxygen mask because they both give oxygen.
– Shreyash C.







“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.